Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2019, 10:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 7
Christmas Destinations

Hi All,

So we are thinking about changing things up this year and traveling for Christmas. We would like to visit a town or city that has a great holiday vibe, tradition, etc. We are coming from Southern California and I am little concerned about weather and especially snow. We were thinking about Colorado (Durango, Grand Junction) as that is a spot we potentially may possibly move to in the future but I have never driven those passes. With it being a holiday trip probably need to keep it to the western US otherwise I would love to get back to the South.

We just love traveling in our RV and love visiting new places...we are open to any suggestions on spots that anyone has visited over the holidays and enjoyed.

Thanks in advance!
Ducksquasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-05-2019, 11:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Minden nevada
Posts: 682
That time of the year I would stay in Southern California or Arizona. Trying to get to colorado could mean dealing with snow and chains. Not to mention sub freezing temperatures.
__________________
2002 country coach allure 32 foot dual slide 350 cummins ISC
Roy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 04:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
be-happy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 199
Well if you are really wanting to travel, come visit Branson MO for Christmas. Not only are all of the RV parks open all of the shows are doing their Christmas shows which are great. The Silver Dollar City park is all light up for Christmas check out their web site.

Its worth the drive.
be-happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 07:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
AllanK's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 598
We are in New Orleans for Xmas.
__________________
Allan & Mary-Ann
2011 Winnebago Tour 42QD AKA Bailey
FMCA #F490316
Blog: bailey18.com
AllanK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 07:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Apollo Beach & Key West , FL
Posts: 2,815
We've spent the last 10 years in Key West for xmas. It would be a bit of a drive for you !
__________________
2013 DS 4338
2015 F-150 toad with kayaks,bicycles and a Harley in the back
PanJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 10:19 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by be-happy View Post
Well if you are really wanting to travel, come visit Branson MO for Christmas. Not only are all of the RV parks open all of the shows are doing their Christmas shows which are great. The Silver Dollar City park is all light up for Christmas check out their web site.

Its worth the drive.
I would second that and the temperatures get cold but not sub zero and rarely have snow or ice and if we do it is gone quickly
Milford 47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 10:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Watertown NY USA
Posts: 4,044
C'mon up where I live. The Christmas lights are beautiful with the snow and ice in the background. The roads are plowed, sanded and salted so you shouldn't slip off them but your RV's underside will rust away in a short time. What better excuse to buy the new RV you always wanted? They use plows up here towing another slave plow on interstates so they only travel at a max. speed of 35 MPH. You can't pass so allow extra time to get somewhere.
Most of the large parking lots will be plowed out so there will be plenty of room for your RV. Don't park too close to the banks though. The snow might drift against your RV and you'll be stuck there until you get a tow. Keep your speed down when driving too. Snowmobiles are crossing the roads constantly.
Bring lots of insulation etc. along with heated water hoses and extra bulbs to keep your compartments warm. Below freezing temperatures, some well below zero, are the norm up here.
If you need directions send me a PM.
Merry Christmas, See you soon,
Lynn
__________________
2002 Fleetwood Storm 30H on Workhorse P32 chassis 8.1 gas.
LETMGROW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 11:09 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
winniman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Muskoka Ontario Canada
Posts: 3,129
Quote:
Originally Posted by LETMGROW View Post
C'mon up where I live. The Christmas lights are beautiful with the snow and ice in the background. The roads are plowed, sanded and salted so you shouldn't slip off them but your RV's underside will rust away in a short time. What better excuse to buy the new RV you always wanted? They use plows up here towing another slave plow on interstates so they only travel at a max. speed of 35 MPH. You can't pass so allow extra time to get somewhere.
Most of the large parking lots will be plowed out so there will be plenty of room for your RV. Don't park too close to the banks though. The snow might drift against your RV and you'll be stuck there until you get a tow. Keep your speed down when driving too. Snowmobiles are crossing the roads constantly.
Bring lots of insulation etc. along with heated water hoses and extra bulbs to keep your compartments warm. Below freezing temperatures, some well below zero, are the norm up here.
If you need directions send me a PM.
Merry Christmas, See you soon,
Lynn
Those kind of plows are killers. They tried them on our highways, and had to ban them. They don't plow properly as they don't have enough weight to scrap the road. After two winters, and hundreds of accidents, they pulled them off the main highways. If I were the OP, I wouldn't be heading anywhere with snow with an rv. Park the rv, and fly in for a week somewhere. Rvs and snow just don't get along well.
__________________
2000 coachmen santara 370 5.9 cummins isb
winniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North East Destinations... ejm4 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 7 08-10-2011 07:36 PM
cummings 300 or 340 on destinations itascasr MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 11-02-2007 06:30 PM
Coming Destinations Little Kopit Canada Region 1 08-04-2006 05:59 AM
east coast destinations patch Canada Region 4 02-07-2006 09:47 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.